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Uniqlo suspends most Bangladesh travel as attack rattles garment industry

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Fast Retailing Co, owner of the Uniqlo casual-wear brand, will suspend all but critical travel to Bangladesh and has told staff there to stay home after 20 people, including seven Japanese, were killed in an attack that began late Friday. Bangladesh's $26 billion garment industry has been bracing for the fallout of the killings at a Dhaka restaurant, fearing major retailers from Uniqlo to Marks and Spencer and Gap Inc could rethink their investment after the latest attack targeting foreigners. Uniqlo has 10 Japanese staff in Bangladesh, one of its major production ...

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First Published: Mon, July 04 2016. 08:41 IST